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Population

Estimates and forecasts for Aberdeenshire.

Small Area Population Estimates

Population totals for Aberdeenshire multi-member wards and administrative areas (2011).

Settlements in Aberdeenshire which have a population greater than 500 (2012).

Aberdeenshire Population Estimates

The total population of Aberdeenshire (2013) is 257,740. (National Records of Scotland)

The estimated population of the main settlements within Aberdeenshire are detailed in the table below.

Settlement
2012 Population
Peterhead 18,450
Fraserburgh 13,140
Inverurie 12,760
Westhill 11,600
Stonehaven 11,370
Ellon 10,100
Source:National Records of Scotland

See also: 2001 Census Results

Population and Household Projections for Aberdeen City and Shire

Assessment of the 2008 based General Register Office for Scotland Population and Household Projections for Aberdeen City and Shire.

This report, produced jointly by Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council, examines the 2008-based population and household projections for Aberdeen City and Shire that were published by the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS), now National Records of Scotland, in 2010. Since the base date of the GROS projections in June 2008, there have been a number of events that have had (and will continue to have) an impact on demographic trends. The UK economy went into a recession in the second quarter of 2008 that lasted for 18 months; unemployment rates have risen and there is the prospect of further job losses in the public sector; the number of migrant workers coming to Aberdeen City & Shire has fallen; and there are a number of other factors that indicate the economic outlook is less encouraging than it was in the first half of 2008. For these reasons, the 2008-based GROS projections are assessed in this report on the basis of what we now know about post-2008 events.

For more information please email statistics@aberdeenshire.gov.uk